Samsung Retains Top Spot as Global Smartphone Sales Drop 4.6 Percent in Q4: Gartner

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While global smartphone sales to end users were down 4.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, Samsung retained its top spot with 18.2 percent share, Gartner said on Thursday.

The South Korean giant though saw a year-on-year unit decline of 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, but this did not prevent it from defending its top global smartphone vendor position against Apple.

“Despite the start of a slowdown in sales of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+, the overall success of those models has helped Samsung improve overall average selling price,” Gartner said.

Samsung is set to announce the successors to its Galaxy series of smartphones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona over the next weekend.

This article was sourced from Gadgets360

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